BRAINWORMS: Which Is Worse: CD

Jul 23, 2007

Hairy, Richmond scene vets Brainworms play tuneful hardcore with the perfect balance of drive and technical stuff. I’m hearing the skronks and quirks of late ‘80s D.C. cold lampin’ with Jesus Lizard’s off-kilter guitar muscle. They even have wiseass song titles like “Phat Intentions” and “Break Down the Pajama Walls.” I’ll take a shot in the dark and say that when this band plays a house show, everyone takes a break from flirting and drinking beer in the alley, and comes in to watch, and for those twenty sweaty shirts-off-dudes-on minutes, all is right in the world. CT Terry

 –guest (Rorschach)